The iPod is a music player that is sold by Apple. And HP.
It is assembled by Inventec Appliances Company in Shanghai.
Some of the chips inside the iPod come from PortalPlayer.
The scroll wheel is made by Synaptics.
Sony and Sanyo make the rechargeable batteries for the iPod and iPod Mini.
Hitachi and Toshiba make the small hard drives.
One estimate is that it costs Apple $70 in parts to make the iPod.
iTunes charges different amounts in different countries. Fair?
* Canada: (equivalent to) US$ 0.83 / song
* USA: US$ 0.99 / song
* EU: (equivalent to) US$ 1.31 / song
* England: (equvalent to) US$ 1.51 / song
The British pay nearly double the price paid by Canadians.
This is London reports: A complaint that Apple's music download service is "ripping off" UK customers was referred to the European Commission today.The consumer body "Which?" wrote to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in September, asking it to investigate why prices for using the iTunes service are 20% higher in the UK than in France and Germany. The OFT, the competition watchdog in the UK, has now asked the European Commission to look into the matter.